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Technics goes back to the future once more with SP-10R turntable

The biggest announcement of IFA 2017 so far (it's early days, admittedly) has come from Technics. Following its recent reimagining of its iconic SL-1200 turntable, the company has delved even further back into its history and announced the SP-10R.

A virtually naked Technics SP-10R #IFA2017 pic.twitter.com/nj6kKitSbc

With more than half an eye on its considerable heritage, Technics has confirmed the SP-10R is interchangeable with its SP-10mk2 (1975) and SP-10mk3 (1981).

The cost of a new SP-10R is yet to be confirmed but, given Technics' recent pricing policy we're not expecting it to be much of a bargain.

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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.